[Havard] argues… “newly discovered evidence debunking shaken baby syndrome proves he is actually innocent of capital murder.” [The state] disagrees. “But first, [the state] would note that actual innocence does not entitle [Jeff Havard] to relief. ‘Actual innocence is a gateway claim made by petitioners in order to receive review of an otherwise procedurally barred claim.’ Pruitt, 2013 WL3479422 at 2 (ND …Read More »
My name is Jeffrey Braun and I appreciate you taking the time to read this about my case. I wish to say from the off I am not seeking any pity but by sharing my story of my “Wrongful Conviction” I am seeking justice for not only myself and my family but also the victim John Chappell and his family. …Read More »
Supporters of the Wrongfully Convicted Ask McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers: Does Innocence Matter?
Illinois currently leads the nation in wrongful convictions. Citizens in McLean County are looking to do something about that. A rally is scheduled at the McLean County Law and Justice Center on March 14, 2014 at 12 PM. Supporters of the wrongfully convicted are asking people to join them in their quest to obtain DNA testing and prove their innocence. Despite …Read More »
(Tenth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene.) The evaluation of the murder of Kent Heitholt has been taken as far as it can with the available information. Several more things can be done by those in charge of the investigation into the murder of Kent …Read More »
Injustice Anywhere Radio recently discussed an upcoming event in McLean County, Illinois, called “Does Innocence Matter?,” with event organizers Tam Alex and Andrew DuBois. The Does Innocence Matter? event will shine a spotlight on the history of police and prosecutorial misconduct in McLean County, while highlighting several cases including the Jamie Snow case, an Injustice Anywhere featured case. Jamie Snow was wrongfully …Read More »
(Ninth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene. The reconstruction in this article seeks to provide a sequence of the attack and strangulation that accounts for the found evidence on the pavement, vehicle, and victim. The reconstruction would likely be modified and enhanced with an opportunity to review …Read More »